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Without a doubt the worst cruise I have ever had on a Celebrity vessel
"Choose this cruise based on previous experiences with Celebrity plus ports. It was a mistake, This was he most disorganized, poorly managed ship I have sailed on. My mistake, don't cruise this far north this..."Read More
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hverne

10+ Cruises

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Holiday Hawaiian Cruise

Review for Crystal Symphony to Hawaii

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henart1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Not our first time on Crystal, but now our last. We were late leaving San Diego as the ship's doctor had to be rushed to the hospital. As we were sailing under a Bahamian flag, it was determined that two of the guests who were doctors, would stand in. Safe? Maybe. This was our first time on Symphony, but many times on Serenity and on Harmony. We were treated like a stranger throughout ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

1 Helpful Vote


Hawaii March 1-18 on the Eurodam

Review for Eurodam to Hawaii

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lynnrosenblatt

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are HA fans after multiple cruises but as others said their reputation is not what it once was. We had never done a cruise with so many sea days in a row so was uncertain if that was for us. While we survived there was not a lot to do on sea days except eat and for some to complain; the trip back to San Diego was more stressful than the trip from SD to Hawaii. Much had changed in just a week as ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

15 Helpful Votes


Great and Relaxing Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hallzee

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you priority boarding. :-) The Neptune Lounge had a very nice welcome champagne and hos d'hoeuvres party as well. Side note: the Neptune Lounge is a quiet place to relax; also, there is a ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person

3 Helpful Votes


Good ship—except...

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kruisysue8

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht Harbor ($137 a night) to the cruise port. Perfect. This was only seven days but it only cost $1249 so we were very happy with that part of it. We love absolutely everything about this ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hogladyrider

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day before departure and utilized a park n'cruise at Comfort Inn with free shuttle to/from the port. We walked the boardwalk at the San Diego Harbor and had a nice meal at Mitch's on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

11 Helpful Votes


GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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pamfergusonpdx

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as well as The Pinnacle (specialty restaurant). The cabins (we sailed in a Signature Suite 8073 with larger veranda!) was very comfortable. Bathrooms were new and well equipped. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

1 Helpful Vote


Great Service...Great Destination!

Review for Carnival Miracle to Hawaii

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joeu071570

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for the length (15 Days) and the destination (Hawaii). Boarding the ship in San Diego was extremely organized, once you got through security. The security line was pretty much a free-for-all. I read reviews about the ship being in bad shape. Yes, it's an older ship that was weeks away from dry dock, but the ship was in great shape! Very clean and all public areas were in ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Interior

8 Helpful Votes


Felt Like a Budget Cruise

Review for Carnival Miracle to Mexican Riviera

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SanDiegoNewlywed

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Upon hearing that Carnival was beginning to leave from San Diego, my family decided it would be a great first cruise for 5 year old twins. We took a New Years cruise to fit in winter break. My husband and I have cruised previously (including on Carnival). Embarking was pretty quick and straightforward. We had one of the first embarkation times and made it fairly smoothly on. Getting off the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Interior with French Door (obstructed views)

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

Review for Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal & Central America

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Osoyoos Tommy

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. The food experience was exquisite. Indrawan was our favorite waiter. Attentive, professional, and always smiling! The meals were delicious each day. The dining room was spectacular. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Balcony


A few minuses, but overall lots and lots of pluses

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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ElEl

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We sailed on the Holland-America Oosterdam’s 18-day Panama Canal cruise (January 15-February 5, 2020) from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. My wife and I are in our 70’s, and we are four-star HAL Mariners. We had temperatures that were mostly in the 70’s and 80’s and lots and lots of sunshine. (There was very little rain during these 18 days.) We packed sunscreen and some 30% Deet insect repellent ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

20 Helpful Votes


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